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Joe Glavy Ph.D.

Current Lab Members

Ben Jordan's Day in the Life of a Lab Technician

Lab Tech: Michele Nolen

Michele Nolen has lived her whole life in Chandler, Texas, she is working as an undergraduate assistant for the Glavy Lab. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology here at UT Tyler. Michele was drawn to research, because of her passion for animals and love of all thing’s science. Her current duties are within our field to bench study involving native East Texas snakes. Michele is also an aspiring pre-med school student; she hopes to be a part of the inaugural medical school class of UT Tyler. 

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Lezley Hart

Lezley Hart is currently working in the Glavy Lab as an undergraduate research assistant, while also pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology here at UT Tyler. She is involved in algae research, in addition to working on a field to bench project focusing on native East Texas snakes. Upon obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Lezley plans to complete graduate school at UT Tyler before continuing on to dental school to become a periodontist. 

Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Student

Kenneth Blanton
Pharmacy Student

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Kenneth was a current second year pharmacy student at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Tyler. He received his Associate of Science Degree from Tyler Junior College and finished his remaining Pre-Pharmacy prerequisite course work at the University of Texas at Tyler.

He is originally from Nacogdoches, TX and has a daughter and son that keep him motivated to strive for success. He plans to become a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist and expert in sterile compounding.

His work in the lab involves cell culture, drug induced cell stress experiments, and training other pharmacy students in conducting future pharmacologically based experiments.

Former UT Tyler Lab Members

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Ben Jordan
Former Lab Technician

Born and raised in Tyler, Ben serves as the Laboratory Technician for the Glavy Lab and is an adjunct laboratory instructor the local junior college. He received his Associate Degree in Science at Tyler Junior College and continued to the University of Texas at Tyler where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Biology. 

Ben's major duties include ordering lab materials, cell culture, and performing experiments. His research interests are DNA damage response pathways and isolation of biomolecules associated with nuclear pore complexes. His future goal is to attend graduate school and pursue his research interests as a doctoral candidate. Eventually, he plans to return to the serine piney woods of East Texas and conduct his research and teaching.

Michelle Veronin
Former Graduate Student


Kevin Tokoph
Former Graduate Student


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Farewell Dinner- May 25th 2017 at Totoya Restaurant, 63rd and 1st Ave, NY, NY


Tommy E. White, Ph.D.

Associate Director at Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. NY,NY


Amanda L. DiGuilio, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Chicago


Yifei Bao, Ph.D.

Engineering Manager- Data Science @ Pinterest


Yujia Zhai, Ph.D.

Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Zhi Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University


Michelle R. Castroagudin, MS

Student, New York University School of Dentistry


Haoshuang Zhao, Ph.D.

Research Associate Stevens Institute of Technology


Ian DiGuilio, MS

Process Engineer at L'Oréal

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